MobiledgeX public mobile edge network goes live with Deutsche Telekom

MobiledgeX, an edge computing company founded by Deutsche Telekom, completed "what it calls the first public mobile edge network with DT in Germany." The article noted that building a similar edge network in the U.S. is more complicated because unlike European counterparts, most U.S. operators don’t own towers. Rather, companies like Crown Castle do, and Crown Castle is also a minority investor in Vapor IO, which launched the Kinetic Edge Alliance last week and is "developing an edge network of micro-data centers at the base of cell towers (and other locations) across the U.S."

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Exclusive: Major communications infrastructure co. plans $55M, 420K SF building in Houston

Houston Business Journal and Houston Chronicle reported on Crown Castle’s plans to build a new 420,000-square-foot facility along Interstate 10 just west of the 610 Loop. The article noted that while it is currently unclear for what Crown Castle intends to use the space for,...

Facebook, Microsoft, T-Mobile, Verizon to discuss network connectivity future at Connect (X)

Crown Castle President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Brown will be one of the keynote addresses at Connect (X), an infrastructure-centric technology event “focusing on the changing nature ‘the network’ and the new opportunities in the business of connectivity.&...

Getting Pittsburgh ready for 5G!

Crown Castle Government Affairs Director Jonathan Hart published an op-ed in PGH Tech Fuse about efforts in Pennsylvania to deploy 5G technology. Hart notes that, “Crown Castle and the Pittsburgh Technology Council have been prominent members of the Partnership, working to e...

5G brings optimism and concern to NAB Show 2019

The upcoming NAB Show has an impressive lineup of 5G-focused sessions that “will be topped by a keynote session featuring executives from Intel, Samsung and network-infrastructure vendor Crown Castle.” FierceVideo predicted that the “picture likely to emerge from...

AT&T maintains top spot for US fibre lit buildings

AT&T “has topped Vertical Systems Group’s US fibre lit buildings leaderboard for the third consecutive year.” Crown Castle, along with Verizon, Spectrum Enterprise, CenturyLink, Comcast, Cox, Frontier, Zayo, Altice USA and Windstream were listed as the compan...

State’s fiber investments bring speed, reliability and recognition

Crown Castle is investing in speed upgrades in Wilmington, Delaware, moving from 10gbps to 100 gbps, said Stephen Barnosky, account executive in enterprise fiber. Crown laid down its first Delaware fiber in 2005 and now has a network of more than 600 route miles statewide. To compensate for th...

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